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Papierschnitzel15 Sep 2017 6:22 a.m. PST

Hi guys, wanted to let you know about my latest paper models: Ships for the Feudal Japan era.

Three different sizes, different hull types and color and texture variations to let you build any size armada you need!

If you are interested, read more about it here:

If you want to use them for gaming, on the big ship I managed to fit 75! one inch base minis on deck.

Or, if you want to build it for display you can rig it with sail and all.

I have written a little article on how to rig the boat here:

To celebrate this, there is a -30% sale until the end of month on all my models.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member15 Sep 2017 6:26 a.m. PST

Wow, amazing sets!


Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2017 6:30 a.m. PST


Andrew Walters15 Sep 2017 9:50 a.m. PST

Oh my oh my oh my.

I have too much to do. Must not click.

boy wundyr x Inactive Member15 Sep 2017 9:58 a.m. PST

Very nice! I have a few of your buildings bought and on my to-do list, may have to see about the rest during the sale.

Wulfgar15 Sep 2017 10:50 a.m. PST

Doing my best Mr. Burns imitation: "Exxccceeellent!

I had despaired of ever seeing Sengoku era ships. Am I correct in thinking that the print size can be reduced? Small table here.

Thank you, Paperschnitzel!

Papierschnitzel15 Sep 2017 11:14 a.m. PST

Thank you guys :-)

Yes Wulfgar, it's reducable. Printed at 100% it is for 25-30mm range. So at 50% it's for 15mm figures. Adobe Reader has this functionality.

dddd9915 Sep 2017 4:42 p.m. PST

What about 6mm? Seems plausible.

Papierschnitzel15 Sep 2017 9:33 p.m. PST

For 6mm I am not sure. Have not tried that. I am in the process of making an optimized 15mm version, where all the large parts split up on pages are combined again on one. It will have some simplifications on details. I can test that on 6mm.

Skeptic16 Sep 2017 8:36 a.m. PST

Have you tried transferring the designs as templates to plastic card?

Papierschnitzel16 Sep 2017 8:51 a.m. PST

No but I have heard of guys on other forums talking about doing that to utilize the templates for building with that material. I guess if the plastic card is thin enough it can be printed on with the printer. As you can turn off the layers (cut lines, textures etc) as needed I see no problem.

Wulfgar16 Sep 2017 9:21 a.m. PST

This morning, being a glorious Saturday and having eaten my fill of bacon, eggs and coffee at the local diner, I tried printing up some of the files for 6mm and 10mm construction.

The 6mm files, at 24% were pretty reasonable for the large and medium ships. The small boats were pretty small, but not impossible. I'd want to mount three or four of them to a base, I think.

The 10mm files, printed at 36%, were pretty darn good! The detail at that size was certainly better than I could have constructed or painted on a scratch-built model. I'd still choose to mount the small boats on a multiple boat stand.

My intention has always been to use the "Fayre Winds and Foul Tides" supplement to Nic Wright's "Galleys and Galleons" rules, which include statistics for atakebune and sekibune.

Sadly, now I'll have to decide whether I want to use Pendraken or CastleArts 10mm figures, or Baccus 6mm figures in order crew the ships. Then I'll be forced to buy a sea terrain cloth from the Cigar Box Battle Store. Dang, look what you made me do, Paperschnitzel!

In truth, though, I had decided a while back that I would not take on any more projects unless I could find small scale Sengoku era war ships, and behold, here it is. I'll keep it modest. Only a half dozen ships per side are needed for the rules.

Thanks again!

Papierschnitzel16 Sep 2017 10:16 p.m. PST

Wow, Wulfgar! If you have a chance I would love to see pics once you have built all that. It sounds impressive!

I have tried the medium boat at 50% but that was about all I figured anyone would do :-) You are now the master of the mini!!! The only thing I can think of to add, if you do run into problems at the very small sizes, you might want to consider printing on thinner paper (office paper). But this usually applies to parts where is much curving. With my layered approach to building the hulls, I guess it shouldn't even be a problem.

And big thanks for your support.

Wulfgar17 Sep 2017 9:29 a.m. PST

I'll need a little bit of time for that one, Paperschnitzel. I'll be keeping it in my pocket while I finish my Lion Rampant project this winter.

And, as you say, the small boats will be tiny in 10mm. If it goes well, I'll send you photos, but it will be while.

Take care.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2017 1:55 p.m. PST

Papierschnitzel, this is excellent work. However, there is a saying in English, "No good deed goes unpunished". With that in mind, is there any chance to see Korean Turtle ships to fight against the Samurai fleet?

Papierschnitzel17 Sep 2017 10:19 p.m. PST

I do have plans for a couple of ships: Wako-pirates, Chinese Junk and Korean Turtles!

And maybe even a generic "western" Pirate ship!

Festus Haggen Inactive Member18 Sep 2017 11:01 a.m. PST

Is the samurai castle not ready to download ore am I to stupid to see it on your side?

Papierschnitzel18 Sep 2017 9:26 p.m. PST

The samurai castle is ready, but not on my site directly but on the shop I use:

You are not stupid! Maybe I am :-) I need to improve my website as the UI is not very intuitive. If you want to see all the articles on my site, best is to click on news and go through the filters for tags or dates.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Papierschnitzel19 Sep 2017 10:59 p.m. PST

I took this feedback as motivator to rework my site a little to make it better! Check in the next days!

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